Freighter back underway after grounding in Delaware Bay (with VIDEO)

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The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(PHILADELPHIA) (Jan. 27) — The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The Santa Lucia is scheduled to anchor at Big Stone Anchorage for a Coast Guard safety inspection before moving on to its destination of Philadelphia.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution.

A crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding. The ship's cargo is reported to be fresh produce.

Click here to view a video of the response.

By Professional Mariner Staff